Forensic Pathology

OFFICE OF THE CHIEF MEDICAL EXAMINER

*currently on hold due to COVID-19

Course Type: Other

Department/Division: Pathology

Course Director: Dr. Nikki Mourtzinos, Program Director, 900 West Baltimore St, Baltimore, MD 21223 (BioPark)

Telephone Number: 410-333–3353

Faculty: Staff

Availability/Duration: All year; 4 weeks or one quarter; only one student rotating at any given time unless approved. To request approval contact Eleanor Thomas at 410-333-8159 or thomase@ocmemd.org. Visiting medical students must follow JHUSOM quarter dates

Prerequisite(s): Completion of Introduction to Pathology

Drop Period: 1 month

Description: Students will acquire first-hand knowledge of legal medicine by participating in regular functions of the Office of the Chief Medical examiner. Included are investigations of sudden, unexpected, and violent deaths, autopsy procedures, and toxicological and histological studies. Students are encouraged (after adequate orientation) to assist at autopsies, to participate in on-the-scene investigations, and to observe staff members testifying in court. They participate in daily rounds, lectures, and seminars. There are also opportunities to participate in on-going research projects centered on forensic pathology.